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The Future of: News Reporting?

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Sometime in the near future, Wikipedia will absorb and back up all the information in the world even as it’s being created. It’s already doing a good job of it – and it’ll only get better.

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Skatin' On Thin Ice - May 2006

by: Iqbal Mohammed

Do the controversies of the last year put an end to Wikipedia's rapid rise into prominence? Has the open source model of knowledge gathering and dissemniation been dealt a killer blow? Or is it just a passing storm and is Wikipedia going to emerge stronger?

Find out in this column, the second of a continuing series that focuses on the world of the future.

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Crowdsourcing and User Generated Firings

by: Roger Dooley

Crowdsourcing has occasionally been an alternative to doing things the old-fashioned way by, say, paying an expert. While many indirect effects of crowdsourcing exist, there has been little direct impact on employees within a given organization.

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Social Media Beginners: Lesson 3 - User Generated Content

by: Matt Rhodes

When people talk about new media, social media or Web 2.0, there is often one thing in common: user generated content (UGC). This is really what the essence growth of Web 2.0 is. Web sites are crammed full of videos, photos, reviews and articles written by users. This reflects a shift not only in the amount of time people are spending online (more), but also a change in the reason for going online.

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Wikipedia Is Like a Community Leaf Raking Project

by: Lynette Webb

This quote is slightly paraphrased but comes from a great recent article in The Guardian about Wikipedia by Nicholson Baker. www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet

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PR Disasters Lurk in Web 2.0 Chicanery

by: Roger Dooley

The good news is that companies, even big ones, are waking up to the power of online communities, and that they are taking steps like starting their own communities for discussion, ratings, reviews, and social networking as well as participating at other sites. The bad news is that sometimes they get carried away.

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Anonymous Edits To Wikipedia Revealed Through Wikiscanner

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Decisive Factor Is Not how We Create but How We Consume

by: Lynette Webb

I've come close to buying the book "Cult of the Amateur" a few times now, but have shied away as I sensed it was going to be one of those books I threw at the wall every few pages in frustration.

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Is Web 2.0 a manifesto for anarchism?

by: David Jennings

Here are some chapter headings from a book I read on holiday:

The Theory of Spontaneous Order
The Dissolution of Leadership
Harmony Through Complexity
Topless Federations

Anarchy In Action book cover

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